Plastic Waste: Where your Trash Travels

The ocean, the source of life as we know it, is under siege from a growing problem that could jeopardize the planet as we know it. This threat is known as the plastic waste that gets washed into the ocean from landfills, private polluters, and storms. What's troubling is that this problem is on the …

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Cybersecurity: Protection in a Growing Cyber World

Todays modern society has integrated with the Internet in more ways than we can imagine. From social media, online shopping, and communication, cyber-world is rapidly becoming a core aspect of our lives. However, with this rapid integration, it is vital that the personal security, that comes with this technology, is properly prepared to handle threats …

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang....the moment that Universe came into being. In a moment of fire and fury, the Universe expanded, and cooled for billions of years, to form stars and galaxies. Up until this point, scientists do not know what came before the Big Bang. The law of gravity, thermodynamics, and magnetism have shaped all of …

President Trump’s 2018-2019 Presidential Budget Request: Focus on Science Policy

So begins the kickoff of another round of budget requests through the federal government. President Trump has submitted his Presidential Budget Request (PBR) to Congress for analysis, and hearings, to set a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. A PBR is a useful tool that allows everyone to view legislative, and budgetary, insights into the …

CRISPR Technology

The field of Biology has seen rapid advances in both knowledge, and technology, in the last century. Once the structure of DNA was understood, new techniques were developed, like DNA sequencing, that has allowed researchers to understand the genetic code. One of the newest technologies, that offers tremendous opportunity, is called CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly …

International Women’s Day: Notable Female Scientists

Happy International Women's Day folks! To commemorate tomorrow, I thought it would be a great idea to point out notable female scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of science. While this list is far from complete, it helps to show that we need more women in the STEM field to bring in …